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7 more unusual flower containers

Display fresh cut flowers with a vintage flair. Here are some more examples of my arrangements from Instagram in this second part of Out of the glass vase

1. Served cold in soup tureens

Soup tureens are the easiest to transform into country style vases because they are usually low. The elegant ones with a foot work well too.

2. Teapots and kettles

Dust your granny’s teapot or find a cast iron kettle at the flea market for a country kitchen table. If it leaks, insert a plastic yogurt container, some tight chicken wire or a small kenzan.

Glass or ceramic cookie jars find a new vocation as charming vases.

4. Planters are also for cut flowers

Green plants may leave temporarily the planter for a flowery show. The bigger the better.

5. Ice bucket challenge

Galvanized or shiny metal ice buckets of all sizes are a great match to flowers, plus they are waterproof!


6. Metal boxes

Vintage chocolate or lunch boxes found at flea markets can be transformed into improvised floral displays.

7. The dollar store metal buckets

Probably the cheapest and easiest of the lot, the metal buckets I use to hold my cut flowers in the mudroom’s sink so they cure before arranging may turn a cute and colorful touch as a vessel.

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